SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

MONDAY, AUGUST  1, 2022

7:30 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 6:00 pm

Exhibit Time

8:30 – 10:00 am

Keynote Address: Looking Ahead on the Workforce

10:00 – 10:30 am

Exclusive Exhibit Time

10:30 -11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions A

CMS Quality Oversight

Ralph Lollar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Jennifer Bowdoin, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Monitoring Quality and PCP Outcomes 

Katherine Dunbar, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Voting Access for Self-Advocates

Diana Mairose, SABE GoVoter Project

Michelle Bishop, National Disability Rights Network

Chester Finn

Tia Nelis, TASH and SARTAC

Beyond training: Leveraging Data to Deliver Evidence-Based Employment Supports and Improve Job Outcomes       

Alberto Migliore, University of Massachusetts Boston

Britini Miles, University of Massachusetts Boston

Jeff Gentry, JVS Boston

How to Change the World: Innovations in Mental Health Supports for Individuals with IDD

Syard Evans, Arkansas Support Network 

District of Columbia Outreach Efforts

Andrew Reese, DC Department on Disability Services

Mark Agosto, DC Department on Disability Services

Alison Whyte, DC Developmental Disabilities Council

11:30 – 1:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own/ Exhibit Time

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions B

Provider Innovations in improving the Stability of the Workforce            

Susan Arwood, Core Services of Northeast Tennessee 

Marion Saulino, Values in Action

Kirk Lewis, Schenectady Arc

Olmstead Litigation and the COVID-19 Pandemic              

Bo Tayloe, US Department of Justice

Self-Advocates and Direct Support Professionals:  Meeting Needs in a Time of Crisis                            

Joe Macbeth, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

Tia Nelis, TASH and SARTAC

Transformation Success is Intentional

A session on provider transformation (moving away from 14c)

Don Lavin, Strengths@Work

Danielle Mahoehney, University of Minnesota

John Butterworth, University of Massachusetts Boston

Staci Jones, University of Massachusetts Boston

Lori Sedlezky, Ardmore Enterprises

Moving Beyond Value-Based Purchasing to Integrated Care Models for People with Significant Disabilities

Tine Hanson-Turton, Woods Services

Donna Martin, ANCOR

Sailaja Musunuri, Woods Services

Creating a Supportive Work Environment           

Rachel Milano-Davis, Values in Action

Amanda Rich, York College of Pennsylvania

Supported Decision-Making: What’s Next?         

Morgan Whitlatch, Center for Public Representation

Michael Kendrick, Center for Public Representation

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Exclusive Exhibit Time Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions C

Improving Recruitment and Retention: 2022 Moving Mountains Award Winners

Barbara Merrill, ANCOR

[Session Title TBD]

Jennifer Bowdoin, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Federal policies on the use of Technology in HCBS          

Ralph Lollar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Employment First Doesn’t mean Employment Only: Tools for Supporting Community Life Engagement

Jennifer Sulewski, University of Massachusetts Boston

Vaccine Mandates – Two Providers’ Experiences             

Ron Ekstrand, Easterseals Arkansas Cris Donovan, Racker

Creating Systems that Support Dignity of Risk Through PCP        

[Speakers to be confirmed]

Self-Direction and Quality – Do we Need More?

Suzanne Crisp, Public Partnerships           

David Horvath, Public Partnerships

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Exclusive Exhibit Time Break

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Evening Reception

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022

7:30 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Exhibit Time

8:30 – 10:00 am

Keynote Address: Federal Initiatives

10:30 – 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions D

Uplifting the Direct Support Professional Voice

Dorothy Hiersteiner, HSRI only Tuesday

Joe Macbeth, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

Julie Bershadsky, University of Minnesota

Issue Identification and Framing             

Jerry Smith, University of Minnesota

Innovative Approaches and the Advancement of Technology Solutions Built by Entrepreneurs with Disabilities 

Regina "Gina" Kline, SmartJob

How States Plan to use ARPA    

Teja Stokes, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

Jeanine Zlockie, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

Tracking the Impact of the Covid 19 Pandemic on the North American Direct Support Professional Workforce             

Georgia Deoudes, ANCOR

John Raffaele, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

Updates from ACL on Federal Efforts around DEI             

Anjali Forber-Pratt, Administration on Community Living

11:30 - 1:00pm

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions E

Using Data to Address Key Challenges in the Direct Support Workforce

Amy Hewitt, University of Minnesota

Dorothy Hiersteiner, HSRI only Tuesday

Shannon McCracken, ANCOR

Message Development and Dissemination          

Sean Luechtefeld

Transforming Supports and Creating Opportunities

Miranda Hutchison, Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Services

Future of Leadership in our System

Caitlin Bailey, NLCDD

Avery Outlaw, ASAN

Kristen Loomis, NLCDD

Montrel Tennessee

DJ Savarese

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:00 pm

Closing Plenary: What are the Next Moves?